Back to school!

My son, Leo is 7 and has just spent a number of months out of school. Leo had faced a number of issues in mainstream school and at no fault to the school, his social and emotional needs were not being met, he wasn’t happy and really struggled being the only visually impaired child in the school. Because of this I set about looking for a specialist school or school with a visual impairment resource based attached. After visiting a number of schools across the country I found a mainstream school with a VI resource base that I felt was … Read more

Little Lion’s Guide to fun VI activities and days out.

After the many stages I went through following Leo’s diagnosis; hopelessness, utter despair, denial, research, grief, hope, I finally got to some sort of ‘acceptance’ phase, and boy what a relief that was. It’s an up and down kind of phase and, yes, there are still ‘punch in the gut ‘I wish…’ moments but you learn somehow, to find the positives in this new life you’re about to embark on. One of the things that I try to do for Leo is to encourage him to get involved in all sorts of different experiences both with and without other visually … Read more